Category Archives: mobile video
Channel 4 plans to slash the mobile services it offers, including mobile content. The reductions are part of a cost-cutting plan. The broadcaster has been delivering mobile-specific content since 2005, but now plans to focus on automated content, like clips from hit shows.
Channel 4 has ended its ongoing relationship with mobile agency Que Pasa following [...]
Bytemobile has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the company a new patent in the area of video transcoding. The new patent is No. 7,444,418 for Bytemobile’s “Transcoding Multimedia Information Within a Network Communication System.”
Essentially, transcoding is the process of live streaming a video while re-coding it for a mobile device at [...]
Microsoft has announced its MSN Mobile Music service. The on-deck store sells full-track downloads, realtones and music videos. But they’re not DRM-free.
VidZone Digital Media is powering the service.. Licences with Sony Music, EMI and Warner Music Group mean that subscribers can access about one million tracks, 25,000 tones and 10,000 videos from day one.
Prices are [...]
Qualcomm today announced that it has purchased a huge chunk of graphics and multimedia assets from Imageon, AMD’s handheld business. The acquisition will drive the multimedia abilities of Qualcomm’s handsets.
As part of the roughly-$65 million agreement, Qualcomm is offering employment to various design and development teams from Imageon. The focus of those teams are 2D [...]
Vuclip, mobile video search provider, has announced that it will be using mKhoj for it’s mobile advertising services. mKhoj will provide ads on Vuclip’s mobile website, and will push the Vuclip search platform to the publishers and subscribers on the mKhoj mobile ad network.
From the release:
Amit Gupta, Co-Founder and VP Business Development, mKhoj said, “We [...]
Ortiva Wireless announced today that it will be deploying it’s Video Optimization Gateway (mVOGTM) with Vodafone Portugal. The platform should dramatically increase the efficiency and quality of mobile video on the carriers network for Vodafone live! customers. Ortiva’s solution will be in place starting in Q1 2009.
mVOG works by adapting streaming video content in real [...]
Yesterday I accused Vodafone and Bablegum’s new free mobile TV service of being “lukewarm”, because it offered only small clips of content. Today, I got a good email from Babelgum’s Media Relations Director, Andrea Giannotti, explaining the reason behind some of their choices.
From the email:
“The average length of our pieces of content is 5 min. [...]
Sony Ericsson has expanded its PlayNow service to special kiosks in Asia. The downloadable music and content from the service will be available in-store at the kiosks at more than 80 Sony Ericsson stores throughout Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore during the first phase of the rollout.
How do the kiosks work?
After buying a Sony Ericsson smartcard, [...]
Vodafone and Babelgum have released the video service they first announced last December. The Babelgum Mobile app will run for a trial period of six months, and offers contract users access to video and music clips completely free.
The trial service is available to download from Vodafone live! for contract customers with data bundles for Nokia [...]
Blockbuster and Sonic Solutions are teaming up to create what they claim will be the worlds most extensive video-on-demand service. The two companies will offer content on a huge range of devices including mobile devices, portable media players, PCs, set-top boxes and more.
The service, which will contain over 40,000 titles, will be released under the [...]
Internet Video Archive (IVA) and MoSo Flixster combined forces in October last year on Flixster’s iPhone app. The huge library of trailers and previews from IVA were carried on the social networks iPhone portal. This proved to be so successful that IVA has dramatically bumped up the number of channels it uses on Flixster, including [...]
iPhone video delivery platform mDialog has announced it’s own advertising service. The mDialog Ad Delivery platform (mAD) was launched at the MacWorld Expo today. The platform lets content producers and advertisers deliver 5 – 10 second pre or post-roll ads and coupons on iPhone video content.
From the release:
Greg Philpott, founder and president of mDialog [...]
Rating: Mobile TV service to begin 6-month test period
An Italian-based company that provides internet TV shows has signed a 6-month contract with Vodafone to test it’s service on the mobile web. Vodafone customers with data bundles will be able to access Babelgum content ( including The Office and The Mighty Boosh) for free across the [...]
Ratings: With a huge new contract and an award, Christmas comes early
It’s been a good end of year for mobile video and advertising platform provider Transpera. Last week, hugely popular on-line weather network AccuWeather revealed in Boston that Transpera would be handling the entire back-end of its mobile video operation. That’s a truly huge undertaking, [...]